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FOREST RANGER - 62000075

Date: Nov 28, 2017

Location: CAMP BLANDING, FL, US, 32091

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Requisition No: 24197 

Agency: Military Affairs

Working Title: FOREST RANGER - 62000075

Position Number: 62000075 

Salary:  $23,645.18 - $24,579.62 

Posting Closing Date: 12/18/2018 


Office of the Adjutant General

St. Francis Barracks, P.O. Box 1008

St. Augustine, FL 32085-1008


Vacancy # 62000075

Position Title: Forest Ranger

Status: Full-Time

Annual Salary: $23,645.18 - $24,579.62

Appointment Type: Career Service (CS) - Included

Work Location: Camp Blanding Joint Training Center


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on closing date


The Department of Military Affairs values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




New employees of the Department of Military Affairs will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

New employees of the Department of Military Affairs are required to participate in a direct deposit/electronic transfer program.




Three (3) years of experience as a Forest Ranger with the Florida Forest Service; OR


Three (3) years similar work experience, with comparable training, with another public wildland firefighting forestry organization; 


Forestry Certification of Compliance is preferred or the Florida Certification of Compliance (Firegihter)


In addition to the above, Florida Statue 633 requires that any person employed in this job class obtain a firefighter certificate of compliance (Certified Florida Wildland Firefighter) that includes satisfactory completion of a firefighter training program approved by the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial Services.


Any person applying to obtain this certification must:


  • Be a high school graduate or the equivalent, as the term may be determined by the Division of State Fire Marshall of the Department of Financial Services, and at least 18 years of age.
  • No employee shall obtain permanent status unless the firefighter certificate of compliance (Certified Florida Wildland Firefighter) is received.
  • Be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination as prescribed by the Division. Such examination may include, but need not to be limited to, provisions of National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet 1582.
  • Have a good moral character as determined by investigation under procedure established by the Division.
  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor relating to the certification or to perjury false statements, or a felony or a crime punishable by imprisonment of 1 year or more under the law of the United States or any other state thereof or under the law of any other country, or dishonorably discharged from any Armed Forces of the United States.  “Convicted” means finding of guilt or the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in any federal or state court or a court in any other country, without regard to whether a judgement of conviction has been entered by the court having jurisdiction of the case.
  • Submit a Fingerprint Card to the Division with a current processing fee. The Fingerprint Card will be forwarded to the Department of Law Enforcement and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


If a candidate does not possess the needed Florida Wildland Firefighter Certification and/or Forestry Certificate of compliance and is offered the position:

Candidate will be granted employment under a “training status” with a one (1) year time frame to complete the above mentioned Certifications. A 10% salary decrease will apply until certifications are completed and received by the DMA State Human Resources Office. Failing to complete Certifcations within one year may result in termination.




Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type of incidents.


Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment in the position in accordance with Section 112.0455 Florida Statue “Drug Test” means chemical, biological or physical instrument analysis administered for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of a drug or its metabolites.


Be a non-user of tobacco or tobacco products for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application, as evidence by the sworn affidavit by the application.


Applicants who receive a Job Offer Must Pass:

Pre-employment drug screening

Pre-employment comprehensive medical examination

Pre-employment physical fitness test



  • This individual operates and maintains various kinds of equipment in the suppression of fires, including engines, bulldozers, and transports.
  • Investigates wildfire causes, gathers evidence, and makes recommendations to supervisors.  Assists with all prescribed burning activities of training areas that include pre-suppression plowing and stand-by burning assistance. 
  • Completes appropriate reports associated with fire management.  Intensifies troop awareness of fires and fire damage through fire prevention programs presented in a variety of forums.
  • Operates other light to heavy equipment in the regular maintenance of airfields, drop zones, landing zones, roads, ditches and culverts and other various maintenance and repair projects to support the training site.  This can include operation of loaders, dump trucks, heavy bulldozers, earthmovers, road graders, and backhoes.  Operates heavy tractor/trailers and transports in transporting all above equipment and supplies.
  • Provides land management assistance under the supervision of the Forest Area Supervisor which may include timber inventory assistance; participation in timber marking, minor land rehabilitation projects, identifications of fire hazards and conditions and prescribes proper remedial steps to prevent or mitigate fire damage.
  • Conducts minor maintenance on Forestry equipment



Ability to communicate effectively and to make public presentations.

Ability to act quickly and think clearly in emergency situations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.



The State of Florida and The Department of Military Affairs participate in the E-Verify program. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person hired to work in the United States.

The State of Florida and The Department of Military Affairs do not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of

Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


VETERANS’ PREFERENCE INFORMATION: (Career Service positions only) For the purposes of appointment, retention, reinstatement, reemployment and promotion, Veterans’ Preference ensures that veterans and eligible persons are given consideration at each step of the selection process. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or other eligible person will be the candi­date selected to fill the position. Section 295.07, Florida Statutes (F.S.) specifies who is eligible for Veterans’ Preference. State of Florida residency is not required for Veterans’ Preference. Completion of the Veterans’ Preference section below is voluntary and will be kept confidential in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Listed below are the seven Veterans' Preference categories.

a. A veteran with a service-connected disability who is eligible for or receiving compensation, disability retirement, or pension under public laws admin­istered by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Department of Defense. [Section 295.07(1)(a), F.S.]

b. The spouse of a veteran who cannot qualify for employment because of a total and permanent service-connected disability, or the spouse of a veteran missing in action, captured, or forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power. [Section 295.07(1)(b), F.S.]

c. A wartime veteran as defined in section 1.01(14), F.S., who has served on active duty for one day or more during a wartime period or who has served in a qualifying campaign or expedition. Active duty for training shall not qualify for eligibility under this paragraph. [Section 295.07(1)(c), F.S.]

d. The un-remarried widow or widower of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability. [Section 295.07(1)(d), F.S.]

e. The mother, father, legal guardian, or un-remarried widow or widower of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died in the line of duty under combat-related conditions, as verified by the United States Department of Defense. [Section 295.07(1)(e), F.S.]

f. A veteran as defined in section 1.01(14), F.S., excluding active duty for training. [Section 295.07(1)(f), F.S.]

g. A current member of any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces or the Florida National Guard. [Section 295.07(1)(g), F.S.]

Under Florida law, preference in appointment shall be given first to those persons in Categories a or b and then to those in Categories c, d, e, f or g. If a qualified applicant claiming Veterans’ Preference believes he/she was not afforded employment preference, he/she may file a complaint with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference, P.O. Box 31003, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. A complaint must be filed within 21 days of the applicant receiving notice of the hiring decision made by the employing agency or within 3 months of the date the application is filed with the employer if no notice is given.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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